Gift from Candace and Bert Forbes ’66 creates endowment to support directorship of the Edgerton Center
  • J. Kim Vandiver and Candace Forbes looking on as Bert Forbes '66 holds a 3-D printed milk drop modeled after Doc Edgerton’s milk drop photo
    J. Kim Vandiver and Candace Forbes looking on as Bert Forbes '66 holds a 3-D printed milk drop modeled after Doc Edgerton’s milk drop photo
Monday, November 16, 2015

Candace Forbes and Bert Forbes ’66 have made a gift to endow the directorship of MIT’s Edgerton Center, which offers a broad range of hands-on learning and research opportunities for undergraduate students at MIT.

With this gift, Edgerton Center Director J. Kim Vandiver will become the Forbes Director of the Edgerton Center. Vandiver says the gift will provide vital support for the Edgerton Center's mission.

“It is truly gratifying to receive such an endorsement of our work over the 23 years since the founding of the Edgerton Center,” says Vandiver, who is also a professor of ocean and mechanical engineering, dean for undergraduate research, and director of the Office of Experiential Learning. “I like to think that Doc and Esther [Edgerton] would be pleased that we are carrying on the Edgerton style of generous and supportive hands-on education.”

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